Cross Stitch Patterns by designer Pamela Kellogg of Kitty And Me Designs

The Blog Of Cross Stitch Designer Pamela Kellogg
Kitty And Me Designs

Add This To

Kitty And Me Designs

Celebrating 35 years of Needlework!!!!

Friday, July 29, 2022

McHenry Illinois Landmark Crazy Quilt

 I completed another block for the McHenry Landmark Crazy Quilt:

This is the Nicholas Bohr Stone House built in 1911.  It's located on Broad Street here in McHenry, Illinois where I live.  

This is the 2nd house that Nick Bohr built for his family.  He was a stone mason and plastered a lot of the of the historic homes and building in the early 1900's.

This is a traditional Victorian style crazy quilt that I started back in 2017.  Each block is 9 inches square and pieced by hand on a cotton foundation.  

Here is a photo of all the blocks so far:

If you click on the photo, you can see a larger version.

All stitching is done by hand.  The lace is either vintage or antique and the only embellisments are a few vintage buttons.

I have 6 more blocks to do and then I can start to assemble it which I will do on the sewing machine!

Some of the buildings on this quilt are no longer standing.  Many of them are.  I will put together a book with photos of the individual blocks and a brief description of each landmark.  That book will benefit The McHenry Area Historical Society.  I'm on the board and I'm also on the McHenry Landmark Commission.

Anyway, first I have to complete it.  I'm thinking it will be 7 blocks across and 5 down.  Since it will be displayed somewhere in town (I have a place in mind), I think that arrangement of the blocks will be more visually appealing than to assemble it lengthwise. 

Complete List Of Colorful Cats

I was asked if I would post a Complete List of the Colorful Cats and where they can be found.  The shop exclusives are included.  All the other ones can be ordered from most retail needlework stores or from my Etsy shop:

Complete list of Colorful Cats:

310 (exclusive) - Keepsakes Cross Stitch

America (exclusive) - Stitchery X-Press




Butterfly (exclusive) - Cross Stitch Boutique

Candy Corn



Cobweb (exclusive) - Cobweb Corner

Confetti (exclusive as birthday gift to Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group)



Delightful (exclusive) Needleworker’s Delight









Jelly Bean


Kitty (exclusive) Kitty And Me Designs





Lollypop (exclusive) Hobby House Needleworks

Maggie (exclusive) Maggie's On Main

Maple Leaf

Mardi Gras





New Year







Pumpkin (exclusive) For The Stitcher’s Soul


Rosebud (exclusive) 123Stitch

Sapphire (exclusive) Stytching Country






Sunrise (exclusive) - The Crafty Framer

Sunset (exclusive) - Stitch By Stitch



Wildflower (exclusive) Craft Gallery

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

New Exclusive Colorful Cat

I have a new Exclusive Colorful Cat design!  This is Maggie:

Maggie is available only from Maggie Wissel at Maggie's On Main in Emmett Idaho.  

Maggie's on Main
​110 E. Main Street
Emmett, Idaho 83617

Visit her website:

Maggie's On Main

You can also find her on Facebook:

Maggie's On Main Facebook Page

Friday, July 22, 2022

Supply List for Autumn Mystery Stitch Along

If you're planning on stitching the upcoming Autumn Mystery Stitch-Along, here the supply list:


Click on the image to see a larger, readable version.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Four Seasons Mandalas Autumn Mystery Stitch-Along Release Date

The Four Seasons Mandala Mystery Stitch Along is a year long, 4 part Mystery Cross Stitch Project, one mandala for each season. Designed by Pamela Kellogg.

This is part 2, the Autumn Mandala.  The listing will be uploaded and available to purchase in my ETSY store on August 1st.


Each pattern will be the same size - 125 stitches square.

Each mandala pattern will be broken down into 4 parts.

Each part will be released every 2 weeks for 8 weeks.

Part 1 of the Autumn Mandala Mystery will be released on September 1st.

Part 2 will be released on September 15th.

Part 3 on September 29th.

and Part 4 on October 14th.

The Stitch Along chat will be held on my Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group however, if you don't care for Facebook, you do not have to join.

You're welcome to just stitch the project on your own.

Each of the four Mandala Mysteries will be $12.00.

The pattern files will be PDF downloads.

Please check your ETSY messages. When I receive your order, I will send a confirmation message with the link to a Dropbox folder where the files will be uploaded on the specified release dates.

If you have any questions, please message me via Etsy or email me.

Also, if you ordered the Summer Mystery, please go to your Dropbox Folder and download any parts that you still need.  I will be deleting that folder on August 1st.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

McHenry Landmark Crazy Quilt

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that back in 2017, I started a traditional Victorian style crazy quilt with historic photos of some of the landmarks here in my McHenry Illinois where I live.

It's quite a challenge and periodically, I put it down for awhile just to take a break.

Well, I picked it up over the weekend and completed another block:

St Patricks Church McHenry Illinois
This is St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  It was organized in 1840.  The first church building (top photo) was erected in 1853.  An addition was added in 1872 and then another in 1883.

In 1922, the current church was built (bottom photo).  The first church was razed in 1946 so for a time, both buildings stood on the property.  The first church on the east and the 2nd on the west.

Here's the entire quilt so far:

McHenry Illinois History

Each block is 9 inches square.  They blocks are pieced by hand on a cotton foundation fabric.  All lace is either vintage or antique.  No glittery beads or sequins on this one.  Just a few vintage buttons.

We're fortunate here in McHenry to still have many of our historic homes and buildings.  I could keep going on this for a few more years but at some point I have to draw the line.  I will do 7 more blocks and then it's time for assembly.

Be sure to click on the photos to see a larger version.

Related Posts with Thumbnails